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EXPERT COMMENT: Seven MPs resign from the Labour Party
Dr Peter Laugharne, an expert in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University, offers his insight into the resignation of seven Labour MPs on 18 February 2019.
Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle
Destiny Ekaragha, a renowned British film director and London Met graduate, has recently directed part of a BBC series looking at previous social issues in the UK.
EVENT: Brexit: Have we shrunk your world?
A topical and timely debate held at London Met will explore what Brexit means for young people, two weeks before the UK will withdraw from the European Union.
Accelerator announced as finalist for three HOFFA business awards
Accelerator, London’s longest running tech incubator in Tech City, has been named as a finalist in three categories of the Hubble Office of the Future Awards.
London Met graduates win Royal Television Society Award
The filmmaking team, comprised of four graduates, won the Factual category.
Two graduates win Student Start-Up of the Year award
Two London Met graduates have been awarded the Student Start-Up of the Year award thanks to their hard work and perseverance as part of the Accelerator’s Launchpad programme.
Get ready for...Creative Spark
London Metropolitan University has launched Creative Spark, a five-year initiative to develop the creative economy and enterprise skills in young people across seven countries.
Cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation?
Three Journalism BA students report on the special event organised by the School of Computing and Digital Media and The Cass.
Education at London Met cited as 'an example of good practice' by the European Commission
London Metropolitan University has been named as "an example of good practice" and a "source of inspiration for others" by the European Commission, an executive body of the EU.
Film Production alumni nominated for Royal Television Society Awards
Rachel Kaden and six other Film graduates had two films nominated in the Drama and Factual categories
New employment platform brings University students even closer to employers
London Met implements sector leading student careers software in record-breaking time, with two Postgraduate students having an integral role in the installation process
London Met alumni recognised in New Year’s Honours list
George Brownlie Prentice and Sandra Olunbunkunola Popoolahave been recognised for services to their communities.
PROJECT RED 2019
Preparations begin for first year fashion students for annual fashion show PROJECT RED
An audience with Sam Gyimah MP
The Conservative MP and former Universities Minister visited London Metropolitan University the day before the vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill
Graduate stories: Natalie Simon
Natalie Simon, an Addiction and Mental Health graduate, shares her story and reflects upon her time at London Met.
Cyber Security Research Centre attends Lloyds Banking Group's Innovation Community event
London Metropolitan University attended Lloyds Banking Group's inaugural Innovation Community event, a day-long session to bring together stories, collaboration and knowledge.
Jamie Oliver Ltd joins leading organisations at London Metropolitan University’s careers festival
London Metropolitan University hosted its annual Fast Forward Festival, organising careers and employability events to support students in developing a broader range of skills
Vice-Chancellor meets new band of international scholars
London Met welcomes ten new international scholarship students to the University.
Tests find traces of faeces on popular restaurant touchscreens
Tests conducted by Dr Paul Matewele, a microbiologist at London Metropolitan University, have found that touchscreens in McDonald’s restaurants carry faeces.
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
London Met founder member of innovative crime research network
Professor John Grieve CBE QPM is part of the newly launched London Policing Research Network, a policing network which focuses exclusively on modern crime in London.
Experienced professionals mentor eager students
Each academic year, students have the chance to be matched with experienced professionals from a variety of sectors, becoming their mentor.
EXHIBITION: Women in Focus
Associate Lecturer, Sara Hannant, will have her work featured in an exhibition in Cardiff.
Associate Lecturer nominated for British Photography Award
Sara Hannant, Associate Lecturer in Photojournalism at London Met, has been shortlisted for the 2019 British Photography Award.
London Met wins Green Apple for Environmental Improvement
The University has received a prestigious environmental award for significantly reducing waste across its three campuses.
Sustainability Week at London Met
Week-long series of events starts with an award for our Highbury Canteen and ends with plastic free day.
London Met hosts Innovative Drugs Policy conference
London Met brings together world-renowned experts for one day event.
Fresh Perspectives: Graduate Internship Scheme 2018/19
New intake of graduate interns begin work at London Met
World Mental Health Awareness Day 2018
London Met staff raise awareness of key issues and support services available for students and staff.
University staff encouraged to open up about health and wellbeing
An online survey open to all colleagues working in the Higher Education sector has launched, with the aim of improving how universities across the UK look after their staff.
A greeting from our new Vice-Chancellor
Professor Lynn Dobbs began work today as Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University promising to be a tireless ambassador for students.
Cash contains potentially life-threatening bacteria, new tests find
Tests conducted by the microbiology team at London Metropolitan University has found life-threatening bacteria on the money we handle every day.
A double celebration for the Accelerator
Hundreds of stakeholders gathered at the Accelerator to celebrate its 15th anniversary and unveil it’s newly refurbished ground floor space.
Celebrating the Accelerator
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Accelerator are hosting a launch party to mark the occasion and unveil its new and improved spaces.
Expert comment: Universities need to do more for students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Professor John Raftery comments on the news that the Office for Students (OfS) will expect universities and colleges to set tougher targets for disadvantaged students.
Principal lecturer from The Cass, Architecture, amongst the best higher education teachers in the UK
Sandra Denicke-Polcher, Acting Head of the School of Architecture, has been made a National Teaching Fellow in honour of her outstanding impact on student outcomes and higher education.
London Met to open cyber security centre of excellence
An exciting new Cyber Security Research Centre will launch at London Met with the aim to foster and nurture the University’s strong entrepreneurial culture.
London Met Summer School 2018
Two-week programme allows young people from underrepresented groups a taste of University life.
Theatre and Performance Senior Lecturer presents international award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
“I’ve been thrilled to involve students in this important and high-profile work,” says Rishi Trikha, course leader for Theatre and Performance Practice BA.
Signy Svalastoga | 1957-2018
Beloved and inspiring Head of Architecture at The Cass has passed away following a short illness
Vice-Chancellor's Graduation Speech 2018
Read Professor John Raftery's, Vice-Chancellor of London Met, speech which was given at the summer 2018 graduation ceremonies.
Guest blog: Top five tips on Clearing - a message to students
Subi Darbhanga, Head of Academic Services at London Met, tells us what her top five tips for Clearing are. Why not give us a call today on 0800 032 4441?
Graduate stories: Sarai Bibby
Sarai joined London Met as a mature student to study textiles and found herself along the way.
Celebrating our 2018 summer graduates
Hundreds of graduates celebrated their achievements at the Barbican Centre on what is undoubtedly one of the biggest days of their lives.
Graduate stories: Zak Abdi Ali
Zak Abdi Ali joined London Met after devastating personal circumstances meant he had to drop out of his first university. Zak graduated with a 2.1.
Graduate stories: Terry Ffrench-Graham
Terry Ffrench-Graham joined London Met as a mature student to pursue his passion for photography.
Graduate stories: Sahil Vohra
Sahil moved to London from Mumbai to pursue his dream of an aviation career.
Graduate stories: Ariadna Gonzalez Lopez
Ariadna Gonzalez Lopez was unsure about what she wanted to do after university. Since graduating from London Met, she is the most confident she has ever been.
Graduate stories: Mignon Cristofoli
South African national Mignon worked in finance and as an entrepreneur before London Met helped her pursue her dream of becoming a scientist.
Graduate stories: Klara Orackova
2018 Graduand Klara Orackova shares her memories of three eventful years at London Met
Graduate stories: Hind Sara Bechari Martin
BSc Psychology graduand Hind Sara Bechari Martin shares her graduate story
Improving social inclusion for London’s young people
London Met’s Widening Participation team work with young people across London and host a range of taster days to give tomorrow’s leaders a taste of university life.
From Guinness Sales Manager to Criminal Investigation Department Officer
Abiodun Ajayi came to London Met to study for his MBA to change his career from sales to criminal investigation.
Graduate recognised for outstanding engineering talent
Luca Bonaschi, an engineering graduate, has been recognised by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, one of the world’s leading engineering networks.
Addressing the issue of staff wellbeing in Higher Education
A conference held at London Met welcomed sector-wide colleagues to share thoughts and ideas about how to improve staff wellbeing and attitudes towards mental health in Higher Education.
REPORT: Breaking down the barriers to higher education
New report highlights the outreach work being powered by the Sir John Cass's Foundation's generous support of London Met.
Another record breaking year for career prospects at London Met
Newly released figures show that a record 96.7% of all London Met students are in employment or further study six months after graduating
London Met alumna among the world's most promising young scientists
Yelena Novikova has been named among the world’s top young scientists for the second year in a row.
Cass graduate wins prestigious international Young Talent Architecture Award
Matthew Gregorowski named as one for four winners of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA)
London Metropolitan University appoints Professor Lynn Dobbs as its next Vice-Chancellor
Professor Dobbs will join the University in October 2018.
Food, glorious food!
The brand new Foodie Founder programme was launched at London Met on Monday 18 June. The one-day workshop is designed to help students with a food or drink business idea.
School of Computing and Digital Media summer show 2018
The School of Computing and Digital Media hosted two of their biggest annual events last week; SEND 2018 and the School Summer Show 2018.
“London Met is right at the top of its game,” says alumnus
London Met alumnus Paul Gerrard returned to visit his alma mater and find out more about his father, who was Head of Chemistry at a predecessor of London Met.
Our very own director who made the cut
Nathan Hannawin, an alumnus of the University, has been nominated for ‘Film Director of the Year’ award.
Students' business idea wins silver in national competition
The winners of the 2018 Big Idea Challenge creative category win silver in Ecotrophelia UK.
London Met goes plastic free for World Environment Day
The University went plastic-free on Tuesday 5 June to celebrate World Environment Day and to take part in the Plastic Challenge.
London Met recognised for business education excellence
The Guildhall School of Business and Law has been awarded the Small Business Charter award, it has been announced today.
Celebrating the second year of Green Impact
The annual Green Impact scheme came to a big finale on Friday 25 May 2018. The achievements of staff across the University were celebrated.
EVENT: Computing and Digital Media Show
The annual Computing and Digital Media Show will be held on Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 June. You are invited to attend this free event.
EVENT: Histories in Professional Education: recovering silenced lives
The University is hosting a free one-day seminar exploring historical themes, methods and resources to enhance study, teaching and research across the social professions.
Taking on the world...one marshmallow at a time
The winners of the 2018 Big Idea Challenge Creative category has been shortlisted for a national food innovation prize with ‘Fabamallow,’ a vegan chocolate covered marshmallow.
Final Cuts: screening at BFI Southbank
Students from Film and Broadcast production screen their work at London’s BFI Southbank each year just before graduating. This year’s screening will be held on Friday 15 June.
New Senior Appointments at the Cass: Peter St John and Dr Matthew Barac
The Cass is delighted to announce two high level appointments at the school: Peter St John as Professor of Architecture, and Dr Matthew Barac as Reader in Architecture.